What is dental insurance?

This type of supplemental insurance is designed to cover dental care expenses. Dental insurance can be offered as part of a medical insurance policy, or as a stand-alone plan.

A dental insurance plan may be setup as an indemnity plan, a participating provider organization (PPO), or a health maintenance organization (HMO) plan.[1]

Dental insurance can help you pay for costs related to maintaining good oral health, which studies indicate can positively impact your overall health.[2]